Video+Sound Show


Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke
Sam Marlow and Alon Cohen
Nicole Antebi and Laura Ortman
Kitzinger Gabor and Alex Hamadey
Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps and Fabio Fonda
United VJs
Jim Ellis

Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Karl Erickson

“Submerged!” is a seven-channel video+sound art exhibition based on three short stories by co-curator Leo Kuelbs. Considered seven pieces of a whole, “Submerged!” brings artists from a variety of backgrounds together to react to the stories, minimizing narrative aspects while amplifying personal response. The result is a seven dynamic perspectives creating a setting and an almost tangible realization of the subconscious. Eyewitness accounts of fictitious happenings, observed through the psyche of the protagonists, are blown apart, the reconstituted fragments put to sound in this series of collaborative works. Digital and hand-drawn animations mix with overlaid imagery and camera-based work to further envelope the viewer in the “Submerged!” experience.

Curators Karl Erickson and Leo Kuelbs have presented works all over the world including “Immersion Threshold” (Fulldome, 2014 at Budapest’s Planetarium) and “The Decelerator” (2011, Budapest Videospace). Mr Kuelbs has presented many public art events with his Hungarian Colleagues Kiégő Izzók (Glowing Bulbs) including “Blueprints and Perspectives” (Dallas, 2013), “Codex Dynamic” (NYC, 2012), and “Divine Coalescence” (Berlin 2012), for Dom Perignon. Concentrating on conceptual and new media art, Karl Erickson has been involved in the NYC art scene as an artist recently exhibiting at The Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture and Winter Shack, as a resident at LMCC's Swing Space, and as the Executive Director of Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn.

"Submerged!" has been shown at:
Higgs Field, Budapest, Hungary
Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, New York
Dumbo Arts Festival, Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Brooklyn, New York

Upcoming showings include:

Light Year

Images, top to bottom stills from: "Mishap" by United VJs; "Submerged" by Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke; "Submerged!" by Sam Marlow and Alon Cohen; "The Floater" by Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps and Fabio Fonda; Dream Propulsion (Laboratory) by Nicole Antebi and Laura Ortman; "Roger's Dream" by Jim Ellis; "The Floater!" by Kitzinger Gabor and Alex Hamadey



Official Trailer: